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Guitar Music Theory

Apr 8, 2020

In this free guitar lesson, I show you how to play the chords to “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers. I focus on the song’s introduction. You play the same chord voicings played by the pianos on the recording. This requires a bit of fancy finger work that is best suited for guitar players who are beyond the beginning...


Apr 1, 2020

In this free guitar lesson, I have another installment of How Does This Song Work featuring “Twilight Zone” by Golden Earring. I will go over the main sections of the song, and you will get to know the key, chords, progressions, scales, and modes used in the music. If you want to learn how to actually play this...


Mar 18, 2020

In this free guitar lesson, I have another installment of How Does This Song Work? featuring "Still Got the Blues (For You)" by Gary Moore.

I’m going to take a look at the general chord progressions and key as well as the scales used for the solos and how the main lead line connects to the chords.

If you’re a...


Mar 11, 2020

Is guitar talent something you’re born with, or is it something you develop through study and practice?

How do you know when you’ve reached your limits?

When should you give up on something?

I answer these questions and discuss how to make the best of your guitar playing in my latest podcast episode.

 

What do...


Mar 6, 2020

In this free guitar lesson you get to know how the chords in “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals fit together. This includes a discussion on parallel scales, modal interchange, and voice leading.

I also answer email questions.

🎸 Would you like to learn more about music theory and how it relates to familiar...